International Regulators Look For “Paradigm Shift”

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Jun 222011

The  Deepwater Horizon/Macondo in the spring of 2010, and the West Atlas/Montara in August 2009, disasters have called for a paradigm shift in global attitudes and requirements relating to safety and environmental protection in offshore petroleum activities. Consequently, a challenging range of expectations are now being proposed for better coordination of global regulatory efforts in the petroleum industry, establishment of the highest safety standards across onshore and offshore borders and promotion of a generally more efficient coordination of national safety authorities’ supervisory regimes in order to promote health, safety and environment in the industry.

On behalf of the International Regulators’ Forum, IRF, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) will host an extraordinary safety summit conference in Stavanger, Norway, on 4 and 5 October 2011.

Key issues at the conference will include an update on the progress of four of the five IRF priority areas above. A welcome evening for all participants will also be organized on Monday 3 October. A program committee is currently preparing the detailed conference program.

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Maritime Safety & Security News – 24 August 2009

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Aug 232009

rig to keep spilling crude oil
The Australian
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said PTTEP would pay the clean-up costs. About 500m away, more than 60 members of the Australian Manufacturing

Manx registered vessel in sea collision
Isle of Man Today
INVESTIGATORS from the Isle of Man are on their way to Malaysia after a Manx registered vessel was involved in a major collision.

Burnt remains of all Taiwan tanker crew found: police
The accident happened off Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan state, south of Kuala Lumpur. "We only found bones as the fire was so hot that most of the bodies

No evidence of other migrants on board – AFM commander
Times of Malta
Responding to the migrants’ claims that 73 people on board the vessel had died, Brig. Vassallo said there was no evidence to suggest this or that the dinghy

‘We need better maritime regulations’
Trinidad & Tobago Express
stated that such accidents would continue as long as the maritime regulations remain unchanged. "Any vessel, with any engine, at anytime,


Yemen reviews efforts in combating piracy
Yemen News Agency
Somali pirates carried out 150 maritime piracy operations and attempted a further 69 last year in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden and the

Egyptian fishermen return after escaping pirates
Another of the fishermen told journalists how pirates had used diminishing drinking water to bathe and constantly threatened to set fire to the boats with

US commander says Somali piracy reduced but still a threat
The Gulf of Aden is safer for shipping than it was a year ago but piracy is likely to increase as the weather improves, a US naval commander said on Sunday. "The maritime environment is much more peaceful because of the international

Anadolu Ajans
Turkish Maritime Undersecretariat set up an information system against piracy in Gulf of Aden and off Somalia which are both frequently used by Turkish .

Maritime Security, Anti Piracy Vessel Protection, Gulf of Aden
By seamarshal
ISSG Holdings, Ltd. and Evolutionary Security Management, Inc. have developed an unparalleled anti-piracy vessel survey program for the maritime industry. This survey is conducted in two parts. First we send a trained security surveyor

Maritime Safety & Security News – 23 August 2009

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9 dead Chinese sailors found after tanker fire

Jakarta Post

from Indonesia’s Sumatra island, are rare even though some 70000 vessels use the waterway annually. Traffic was not affected by the collision and fire.

Idaho man injured in explosion aboard fishing vessel at Scappoose

Columbia River Fire and Rescue firefighters Lt. Rich Leanna, Eric Wonderly, Ron Cordell and Captian Michael Gorsuch wheel a patient to a waiting LIfeFlight

Passengers saved from burning cruise ship

United Press International

The shipping company confirmed sailors on the Bulgarian vessel Nayden Kirov helped evacuate passengers from the river cruise ship that caught fire Friday

West Atlas oil rig faces fire danger

Brisbane Times

At least one ship has been given approval to use a spray to minimise the fire risk while a Hercules aircraft, hired by the Australian Maritime Safety

NIMASA, NPA rescue distressed Sao Tome flagged vessel


By AKOMA CHINWEOKE INTER-AGENCY collaboration between the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA and the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA,

Families of sinking victims try to fund recovery


Retrieving the vessel could cost up to $25 million and the Tongan government is expected to rule any salvage operation out.

Mishaps at Alang: probe holds ‘negligence’ guilty, workers demand

Indian Express

The preliminary report of the Gujarat Maritime Board on the earlier incident stated the accident could have been avoided if proper guidance was given.

New Maritime Rules Target Oil Spills in Antarctica

Inter Press Service

Light fuel evaporates more easily, so the risks of environmental damage are reduced in the case of an accident or oil spill. In the Antarctic, this can


40K Pinoy seafarers to benefit from Japan’s anti-piracy law


The DOLE said this new law dovetails with the wider efforts of the United Nations (UN) to ensure safe passage in maritime trading areas.


1st RP-Nat’l Geographic docu

Almario Balana, Morris Apura and Generoso Batula were sleeping on the top deck, finding no space anywhere in the overcrowded vessel.